My Hero Academia Wind Orchestra Concert Announced in Tokyo

21.June.2021 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

After a successful run back in August 2019, the My Hero Academia themed wind orchestra concert is set to return this year with a brand new show at Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre’s Concert Hall on July 17.

 

Yuki Hayashi (Composer)

Daiki Yamashita (Izuku Midoriya)

Nobuhiko Okamoto (Katsuki Bakugo)

My Hero Academia is an ongoing manga series by Kōhei Horikoshi’s serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump. It’s set in a world where 80% of people have special powers known as “Quirks.” In the story, people with Quirks aspire to become heroes to protect people and the society they live in. The fifth season of the series’ anime adaptation began airing in February, and a new anime film, My Hero Academia The Movie: World Heroes’ Mission, is slated for release this year.

 

The performance will see orchestral renditions of tracks by Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra that have been carefully selected from My Hero Academia‘s OST, which was originally composed by Yuki Hayashi. This will include popular songs instantly-recognisable to fans such as You Say Run and Watashi ga Kita!!. Hayashi himself will be present at the concert to talk about the songs, and there will even be a talk with Deku and Bakugo’s voice actors Daiki Yamashita and Nobuhiko Okamoto.

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    15.January.2023 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    The sixth opening song for the anime series My Hero Academia, Bokurano, was added to all major streaming services on January 8, 2023. The track is performed by popular artist Eve.

    Bokurano – Eve

     

    Eve, a longtime fan of My Hero Academia, claims that the episodes in the second cour of the sixth season hold a “special place” in his heart. “The song Bokurano was created to inspire our favorite battered heroes, pushing them to overcome their hardships together,” he said. The track features Eve’s signature fast-paced guitar along with the singer’s powerful voice and sensitive lyrics. Up-and-coming music video creator niL, who previously worked on Eve’s Yuseiboushi, provided the jacket art

     

    In the second cour of the sixth season, the protagonist Izuku Midoriya will face the aftermath of the deadly battle seen during the Paranormal Liberation War Arc. The opening shows Deku with an entirely new aura and fans are sure to be shocked by how the series progresses!

    Comment from Eve

    “I’m happy to announce that I’ll be performing the sixth opening theme for the anime series My Hero Academia

    The song Bokurano was created to inspire our favorite battered heroes, pushing them to overcome their hardships together. 

    I have a personal attachment to this series and I’m so honored that I was asked to write a song for it!”

  • My Hero Academia Underwear Now Available from HIPSHOP

    07.November.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    A collaboration has been announced between the popular shop HIPSHOP and My Hero Academia, a popular anime series that has just started its sixth season. The new products will be available at HIPSHOP stores nationwide and online starting on November 11, 2022.

     

    The front of each item has a background pattern inspired by the personality of each of the main characters. The back features HIPSHOP’s standard up-angle design. Fans of the series won’t want to miss out on these unique and colorful items. 

     

     

    Those who purchase an item from the My Hero Academia series in-store will receive an original HIPSHOP shopping bag. Supplies are limited, so you’ll want to hurry! Six designs are available in total, with each available in M, L, and LL. 

     

     

    Each pair of underpants is made of a quick-drying, stretchy polyester material that keeps the skin feeling dry. As silly as it may seem,  these would make the perfect gift for the anime fan in your life. 

     

     

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  • My Hero Academia Pop-Up Shop Opens in Tokyo for a Limited Time

    26.October.2022 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    My Hero Academia began its sixth season this month, and to celebrate, a special pop-up store will open at Tokyo Solamachi for a limited time. Fans will be able to grab some neat merch from November 5 until December 2, 2022.

     

    Limited-Edition Collaborative Goods

    The new merchandise features unique character nametags drawn exclusively for the shop. Fans can grab all kinds of goods, from acrylic pen stands and pins to clear folders and pouches. 

     

    Purchase Bonuses Available

    Guests spending ¥1,000 (tax included) or more will be gifted an original illustration card. Ten designs are available, and each card will be given out at random. 

     

    These new products can also be purchased online at the Tree Village site from November 5 at 9:00 until December 2 at 23:59. Note that the purchase bonus is not available for online orders.

     

    For more details, check out the official website!

     

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  • Studio Chizu Cinematic Orchestra to be Streamed Online

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    To celebrate the first anniversary of the animated Studio Chizu film Belle, a special Cinematic Orchestra will be held on August 14 at the Tokyo International Forum. Original merchandise will also be on sale at the venue, with some pieces featuring an incredible illustration of Belle from the feature film and others displaying Studio Chizu’s symbolic blue sky and white clouds.

     

    With only a few tickets left to attend the concert in person, it has been announced that the concert will be streamed online! Viewers can enjoy this powerful performance by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra along with iconic footage from many Studio Chizu works from the comfort of their own homes. 

     

     

    Studio Chizu’s films are loved around the world. The songs to be performed in this special concert include those from The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, Wolf Children, The Boy and the Beast, Mirai, and Belle.

     

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  • Official My Hero Academia Hanko Stamps Released

    28.June.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Japanese hanko stamp shop HANKOS released a new collection of official stamps with character designs from the anime series My Hero Academia on June 22, 2022!

     

    These order-made hanko stamps, which are used in place of signatures in Japan, let you pick your favorite character to be engraved along with your name or a word written in Japanese.

     

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    3 Fonts Available

     

    Official Hanko Case

    There are 47 different illustrations available to choose from including characters like Izuku Midoriya (Deku), Katsuki Bakugo (Dynamight), Ochako Uraraka (Uravity), Shoto Todoroki (Shoto), Neito Monoma (Phantom Thief), Itsuka Kendo (Battle Fist), Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu (Real Steel), and Shota Aizawa (Eraser Head).

     

    Customers can choose from three different fonts, from more traditional to more cute. If you don’t want to use these stamps as a signature, you don’t need to add your name! Feel free to add messages like ‘OK,’ or ‘Thank You,’ or any other brief comments.

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    Fans can choose from a self-inking type of hanko, perfect for signing for packages, stamping memos, marking personal belongings, and more. You can also choose a more official stamp that can be registered for use at almost all banks in Japan. Both types come with an exclusive case featuring Deku, Dynamite, and All Might.

     

    Which character would you want alongside your official signature? 

     

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    08.March.2022 | ANIME&GAME

    The globally popular My Hero Academia anime series is being featured at the ‘My Hero Academia Hero’s Holiday Fair’ at Animate locations around Japan and online through March 13, 2022.

     

    The My Hero Academia manga series by Kohei Horikoshi has been serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump since 2014, and over 65 million copies have been sold worldwide. The series tells the story of Izuku Midoriya, a boy without superpowers in a world where they have become commonplace. Still dreaming of being a hero, he is scouted by Japan’s greatest hero All Might, who chooses Midoriya as his successor. The series celebrated the fifth anniversary of the subsequent anime series last year, spanning five seasons and three films. The sixth season is scheduled to premiere in fall 2022. 

     


    Illustration Card with AR Function

     

     

    Those spending ¥1,100 or more (including tax) will receive one illustration card with AR functionality (5 varieties) randomly. Products available at the fair include DVDs, books, CDs, Blu-rays, and tons of character-related goods.

     

     


    Three-sided Case with New Illustration by Character Designer Yoshihiko Umakoshi

    Animate Exclusive Bonus Set

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    New products with newly-drawn designs will be released during the fair, and the Blu-ray and DVD versions of the latest anime film are also on sale now!

     

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    Original work: Run with the Wind by Shion Miura (Shincho Bunko)

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  • Program Sneak-Peek for Monster Hunter Online Orchestra Released

    26.September.2021 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    A number of tracks set to be performed at the upcoming online Monster Hunter Orchestra have been announced! The concert will be held on September 28 at 19:00 and will have no live audience. Tickets for the online streaming event are on sale now until October 11, 2021. A number of pieces from the Monster Hunter series will be performed by a full orchestra, and fans won’t want to miss it!

     

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    Images from Previous Performance

     

     

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    It has been announced that on the day of the premiere, the members will be chatting with the fans in real-time. You can set a reminder to watch the stream using the official URL. If you’re a fan then don’t miss this!

     

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  • Attack on Titan Orchestra Concert Invites Line-Up of Famous Guest Artists

    23.June.2021 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    An Attack on Titan orchestra concert has been announced and will take place at Pacifico Yokohama National Convention Hall on August 22, 2021. Scheduled to perform are guests are Hiroyuki Sawano and Kohta Yamamoto as well as guest vocalists Aimee Blackschleger, Eliana, Laco, and mpi. Priority tickets can be applied for by purchasing Volume 1 of the DVD or Blu-ray volume of Attack on Titan The Final Season which is set to be released in Japan on July 7.

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    08.June.2021 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Fuji TV’s anime programming block Noitamina celebrated its 15th anniversary with a special anniversary orchestra concert held at Tokyo International Forum Hall C on May 29.

     

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